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A Look Into Coffee Tables: Style And Function

When you’re looking to furnish a room and make it feel complete, a coffee table is often one of the first pieces of furnishing to find its way in. Coffee tables provide an important multifunctional piece to any living room, serving both as a style statement, and as a practical dining and work surface.


When it comes to coffee tables, the choices out there can seem almost infinite. Some coffee tables have a modern look, featuring a glass top, metal leg and mesh shelving. Others have a more traditional look, with solid wood frames and rustic decorations. While the choice you make is primarily about style, there are practical considerations too.


Before picking a table, think about what you’ll use it for. If you’ll be dining off it, consider a round or oval shape, as it gives everyone a bit more personal space than a rectangular or square table. Choose a solid wood table if you want a robust option that can cope with heavy items being placed upon it.

Other Considerations

  • Size: You should always make sure the table you pick fits in the room without dominating it. The general rule of thumb is that it should be two-thirds the size of the sofa it is sitting next to.
  • Height: Generally speaking, the surface of the table should be around the same as the arm height of your sofa if you’re planning to use it for dining, or an inch or two lower if it’s for work.

With these tips in mind, you’re sure to find the perfect coffee table for your home and make it feel more complete.

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